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Bombed in Memphis

Florida punk-folk band This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb has been going off in Memphis ever since their first show at the Map Room, a coffeehouse cum beer joint that once occupied a corner of Madison and Main. The group has also been known to show up in town unannounced and play a late-night show with members of Lucero. Now the band can lay claim to their biggest Bluff City ruckus yet. CNN reports that a bicycle parked outside of the airport's terminal C with a This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb sticker caused a portion of Memphis International to be evacuated Monday afternoon. The bike's owner, who hopefully doesn't own a "My other car is DEATH TO AMERICA!" T-shirt, was taken into custody but later released.

Reading Headlines

From an article about Alexis Grace by Commercial Appeal arts writer Christopher Blank: "Memphis 'Idol' contestant has big voice, small package, lots of soul." Obviously, whoever wrote the headline doesn't understand that the last thing an arts writer needs is a reputation for checking out the size of people's packages. And while on the subject of the CA and packages ...

Gawker = Copycats is trying to horn in on one of Fly on the Wall's most popular franchises: making fun of The Commercial Appeal. Gawker reported that the CA became big fans of the Second Amendment when the paper's online database of licensed gun owners prompted hundreds of e-mails, dozens of threatening phone calls to executives, and ominous online warnings.

"We back Republican-led efforts to take a hard line on gun crimes and repeat offenders," wrote CA editor Chris Peck in his weekly column. This prompted Gawker's lead: "The editors of the Memphis Commercial Appeal really, sincerely want all of you heavily armed wingnuts to know: We agree with you! On everything! Really!" Please don't shoot us with your legally licensed gun!


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